The one thing I am completely sure of is that when I make a house it will have a room for my books. All its walls will be covered with books. And a rocking chair in the verandah where I could sit and read and grow old. That I am sure of.
How I would get there is still a mystery, but more on that later.
It is no secret that I love books. I love how the new ones smell and the comfort the old ones provide. What worries me these days is my reading speed, and the attention deficit. No I don’t have ADD, it’s jus that i have been very distracted lately. The lately has gone on for 2 years now so its about time I did something about it. It is not that I have not been able to read at all. I finished the Millenium series in less than a week (considering I was only reading at night), and The Palace of Illusions in two days - they were un-put-downables and they are the ones that gave me hope. Those books are why I thought I should make a regimen out of it and hence this blog came into being.
As of now, my house has stacks of books wherever you may look. I am reading 4 of them right now, just so I don’t get bored. So currently I am reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Sex and the city, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Almost Single. Crazy contrast, I know!
I am loving Wizard of Oz… and when I have kids, this will be read to them. On the other hand, Sex and the city is rather disappointing. I have seen the movie (the first one) and the series, and those are rather nice, so I expected the book to be better (as is usually the case). I don’t think the logic is flawed at all, the books are better than the movies that are made based on them. While the episodes and the chapters, even some of the dialogues are identical – the series/movie is an endeavour to find and understand love with a safety net of friends, the book just takes its name too seriously. There is still 3/4th of the book to go – so it might redeem itself. I hope. Dorian Gray is rather interesting but it took sort of a backseat and I may need to start all over again.
Almost Single was a book I had heard a lot about from a lot of people (read girls), and it is a nice and simple read – something you finish in a few hours, but nothing that really touches your heart, makes you think or changes your life – but then I don’t think that was the point at all. Advaita Kala (author of Almost Single) is not exactly waiting for a Pulitzer Prize. I am not particularly a fan of chick-lit, except for The Zoya Factor which i think was brilliantly written.
Anyway, coming back to the verandah with the rocking chair, I also want a lab, who can fetch the newspaper so I can do the crossword!